Advice to New WIM Groups

International Women in Mining Community actively encourages the creation of new women in mining groups, and shares advice drawing on Barbara’s experience as Founder and Director of Women in Mining UK from 2006  to end of 2011.

We provide advice & support to those wishing to set up a new WIM chapter.
Groups that have received or are receiving advice and support: WIM Senegal, WIM Singapore, WIM Ghana, WIM Madagascar, WIM India, WIM Mexico, Australian Indigenous WIM, WIM Peru and WIM Brazil.

Services we offer:

  • Brain storming: list of questions which will help the new chapter define a road map
  • Help with Setting out Objectives and Mission Statement
  • The WIM logo is available to groups in their initial stages
  • The subgroups page of our LinkedIn group allows smaller WIM groups to have an online presence and start their group at no cost.
  • Help with identifying potential members and engaging with them: Our LinkedIn group has over 7600 members with people from many countries. We can isolate and make a list of the women in the country or region where new group wants to be based and invite those women to join the physical group which is being set up.
  • Introducing the new group to existing WIM chapters – be it locally, regionally or globally.
  • Mentioning the new group in all our media channels
  • Include the group’s activities from then on in monthly newsletter

Our range of services goes from focussing on individual items to turn-key consultancy (developing the whole project for you)

All enquiries to:
Barbara Dischinger
Director, International Women in Mining Community
+44 7986 108 101, barbara@womeninmining.net
Background on International Women in Mining Community

International Women in Mining Community was set up in 2007 as a bridge between existing WIM chapters, its members and women in jurisdictions where there isn’t a WIM chapter. It was set up for the women in mining community, to foster interchange and interaction, and to provide resources via a web portal.

Existing WIM groups on all continents are all independent & run separately. We interact with them and complement them by offering additional services to all.

Its objective is threefold:

1. Our aim is to promote the professional development of women working in the mining and metals sector by providing a web platform for global discussion, networking and dissemination of information, jobs, courses and events, in essence relevant content enhancing their knowledge and possibilities. This in turn provides them with all the information and tools necessary to enhance their careers and promote their role as women in a wider business community.

2. To bring all WIM group members and non-affiliated female professionals working in the mining sector around the world closer together, by connecting groups to groups, non-members to groups, members to members and members to non-members.

3. To share success and failure stories that illustrate the challenges women in mining may face and how they turn them into advantages. We would like to engage male champions and men at large in this dialogue.

We have started adding projects to our current mix of offerings and are developing project ideas that are international in nature, transcend all groups and promote women in mining. The WIM Stock Image Campaign is our first initiative.